Bernard of Hollywood
The Ultimate Pin-up

Bruno Bernard is the undisputed master of the pin-ups genre, and the artist who launched until careers.

Pin-ups had their origins in the Art Nouveau posters of Mucha and Cheret in France, in the illustrations of the Gibson Girl in America at the turn of the century, and in 'naughty' postcards. By the 1920's and 30's illustrators such a Vargas and George Petty in Esquire defined the pin-up: the wholesome girl next door, minimally dressed and provocatively posed. The emerging film industry created an appetite for a new type of magazine devoted to movie personalities, and photos appeared along illustrations. During World War II, movie star pin-ups acheived great popularity.
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Bruno Bernard, Dardy Orlando6
Bruno Bernard, Laurette Luez7
Bruno Bernard, Vicky Becker8
Bruno Bernard, Jeanette Donnell9
Bruno Bernard, Jane Greer 10
Bruno Bernard, Mamie Van Doren

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Bruno Bernard, Irish McCalla

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Bruno Bernard, Lu Alten, Riviera Casino

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Bruno Bernard, Mara Lynn

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Bruno Bernard, Ida Marina

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Melvin Sokolsky Le Dragon, Paris, 1963

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Philippe Halsman Marilyn-Mao, 1952

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Fergus Greer Leigh Bowery: Session 7, Look 38, 1994

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Man Ray Mannequin on Balcony, circa 1930

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Fergus Greer Leigh Bowery: Session 3, Look 14, 1990

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Fergus Greer Leigh Bowery: Session 3, Look 11, 1990

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Fergus Greer Leigh Bowery: Session 1, Look 2, 1988

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Man Ray Mannequin on Staircase, circa 1930

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Willy Rizzo Salvador Dali, Paris, 1950

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Norman Parkinson Two Dressmaker’s dummies with scissors, 1960

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Man Ray Death Mask of Modigliani, 192827
André Kertész Still Life with Flowers and Snake, New York, 196028
Deborah Turbeville Stigmata: Isabella at Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1977

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Erwin Blumenfeld Cubistic Purple Nude, New York, 1949

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